From the shores of the Pacific to the giant sequoia in the Sierra Nevada, from the arid desert of Death Valley to the jagged peaks of Yosemite National Park, the state abounds in unique natural wonders. You can choose to explore them at the wheel of a comfortable all-American automobile or, if you are a fan of silence and solitude, on foot. Of course, you will need a vehicle if you want to embark on an unforgettable road trip down one of western America's most beautiful freeways, Highway 1, particularly stunning in Big Sur. Hugging the coast, it winds its way up and down wooded slopes and teeters on sheer cliff faces overlooking tiny creeks battered by the waves.
En route, you will fall in love with urbane San Francisco and its steep streets and the bucolic landscapes and excellent wines of Wine Country, before reaching the mythical Los Angeles where you can indulge in a film star fantasy at Hollywood Studios. Further south, San Diego, renowned for its relaxed approach to life, marks the last stage of your memorable journey in this mythical land.
Michelin's recommendations for Californie
10 most beautiful bays in the world
In geographic terms they are a coastal indentation and, in tourist terms, a promise of blue sea, sunshine and idyllic landscapes. Here is a selection from across the different seas of the globe.
Lac Tahoe, a natural setting
One of North America’s deepest and most elevated lakes is not content to act as a border between two states. This exceptional pure water gem lends itself perfectly to beach and water activities, whilst its mountain slopes welcome skiers and hikers. As an outdoor tourism and entertainment destination, Lake Tahoe is a prime port of call for visitors to northern Nevada.
MICHELIN guide San Francisco 2018: 3 stars for the restaurant Coi in North Beach
Michelin announced its acclaimed star selection for the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2018, and the region is now home to 55 starred restaurants in total.